The Magnolia country of Mississippi is superbly depicted during this WPA consultant initially released in 1938. whereas this Southern nation is in no way common, the advisor makes a speciality of the day-by-day lives of common humans from the sector. There are essays approximately farmers which distinction among the white farmers of the valuable and Tennessee Hills and African American farmers of the Delta.
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